Old World Wisconsin: Will pay dozens of people to step back in time

Contact: Lisa McGovern,
Communications Manager


[email protected]

Employment and Volunteer Open House
March 1, 2014, 10 am to 2 pm

Eagle, Wis.–Old World Wisconsin seeks employees to help bring the magic of Wisconsin history alive for the 2014 operating season. The historic site is also looking for volunteers who would enjoy sharing life from the late 1800s and early 1900s with today’s guests.

To find the best and most enthusiastic of this new breed of time sharers, Old World Wisconsin will host an Employment and Volunteer Open House at its historic Clausing Barn on Saturday, March 1, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Museum management seeks interpreters, tram drivers, day camp counselors, museum store and restaurant workers, plus a corps of volunteers to help with tasks including greeting guests, gardening, sewing, communications and office help. In addition, the historical gardens department is looking for an intern seeking hands-on experience with heirloom plants.

While the positions vary, enthusiasm is a must-have, and is seen as one of the factors contributing to the site’s strong attendance increase last year. Most roles are seasonal, primarily May through October, and training for most positions begins in April. Background checks are routine. Information is available at http://wihist.org/owwjobs or by calling 262-594-6301.

Those interested should stop in any time during the open house to learn more and to complete an application. If unable to attend, they should email
[email protected] for more information about open positions.

The Wisconsin Historical Society, which owns and operates Old World Wisconsin, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.